The Zamia pumila can't stand cold weather, therefore in general it should be grown in a sheltered place; during the Spring months, when the minimum temperatures are above zero, it can be moved outside. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.Avoid excessively sunny places; we suggest to put the the in a partially shady spot.
Cultivation Zamia pumila
These plants are shrubs. Zamia pumila Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 1 m high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Fertilize Zamia pumila
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Water Zamia pumila
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 1-2 weeks before watering it. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Pests Zamia pumila
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Mold Zamia pumila
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Plant - Zamia pumila
If desired, we can grow the the Zamia pumila in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.